A Journey Towards Autonomous Operations and Operational Excellence

More than ever, market forces and new technologies are bringing unprecedented opportunities to the business environment. Capturing these opportunities depends on your capacity to transform your operations and align the people, processes, and technology aspects of your business.

By combining an understanding of our customers’ businesses, automation, and operational technologies, cultivated over decades, with the latest digital technologies, Yokogawa supports your digital transformation journey toward sustainable, smart, and autonomous operations.

Digital Transformation and Smart Manufacturing


Digital Transformation in Production and Manufacturing数字转换(DX)是数字技术的新颖利用,以加速业务战略。它是关于数字技术在授权人员,优化本组织的自动化系统的应用,以实现业务绩效的一步变化。

Digital transformation applied to production and manufacturing is what Yokogawa calls: Smart Manufacturing (Ref.:Smart Manufacturing white paper).

While DX is often viewed as a program with prioritized digital initiatives oriented around business processes rather than point solutions, smart manufacturing is about applying digital enabling technologies to production and manufacturing to allow self-learning, self-adapting, autonomous operations.

From industrial Automation to Industrial Autonomy (IA2IA)

From Industrial Automation to Industrial AutonomyYokogawa believes for many end users, to achieve their smart manufacturing goals, autonomous operations is the destination.

Autonomous operations can be defined as assets and operations that have human-like learning and adaptive capabilities. They respond without operator interaction to situations that were not pre-programmed or anticipated in the design and ensure all safety-critical functions within a secure bounded domain.

Ia2ia是yokogawa预见到过渡工业自动化工业自动化. In tandem with its customers, Yokogawa is working to accelerate this transition by offering value to customers in the form of industrial autonomy-based business opportunities and business model creation.

Smart Manufacturing Solutions

Yokogawa provides end-to-end solutions on the journey towards industrial autonomy and operational excellence. We cover the entire value chain of the supply chain, from feedstock sourcing to product delivery, as well as the asset lifecycle of facilities and processes from planning, design, construction, commissioning, and startup to production/manufacturing and maintenance. Our smart manufacturing solutions cover the areas of:

• Operations Management
• 供应链管理
• Plant Asset Management
• SDGs, Energy Management & Optimization

In manufacturing industries, major potential benefits of digital transformation are increased profitability, reduced costs, and higher productivity. According to research conducted by McKinsey & Co., the estimated effects are as follows:

Sized Applications Annually Low Estimate
($ Billion)
Annually High Estimate
($ Billion)
Operations Optimization 633 1766 减少5-12%的成本
Predictive Maintenance 240 627 10-40% cost savings
Health and Safety 65. 226 10-25% savings
Human Productivity 69. 160. 10% productivity improvement

Potential Economic Impact Per Year in 2025 (Reference: McKinsey & Co.)

Partner up with Yokogawa

Every company is unique in how it operationalizes its’ business strategy. So too will be the desired approach to digital transformation, smart manufacturing, and industrial autonomy.


横河带来深刻而广泛的擅长ience in operations, process, and technology consulting and services:

  • We understand that every company is unique in how it operationalizes its’ business strategy.
  • Our engagement model starts with understanding your goals, identifying challenges, quantifying financial impacts, and estimating complexity.
  • 我们提供设计驱动的方法,以全面了解AS-IS和期望的业务流程,人类因素和启用技术。
  • Quick wins are developed to accelerate implementation and adoption using an expert-curated set of technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence, wireless sensors, robotics, and IT/OT integration.
  • Throughout the process, we continuously develop and tune to deliver value through digitalization.

Digital Transformation Engagement Model of Yokogawa


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工业世界的变化,驱动的by the application of digital technologies and the power of information to an organization’s people, processes, assets, and systems to achieve a step-change in business performance. We call it a digital transformation (DX). Fundamentally, this transformation is about deriving value from digital data from various sources and assets along with algorithms to make insightful and well-informed decisions. But in the complex world of manufacturing, data doesn’t gets translated into value easily. In fact, most organizations struggle with it and even collect more data than they can analyze, and so they leave much of it untouched. Until we start thinking about better data integration and using advanced big data analytics tools to process (unused) data, it will be difficult to extract maximum value from it. In this whitepaper we will examine the role of (big) data and data analytics in the reformative processes of digital transformation (DX).

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Digital transformation is the novel use of digital technology to accelerate your company's business strategy.


数字双:横河的区别虽然大多数digital twins today emulate individual assets or devices, the Yokogawa/KBC thought process is far more extensive. In this Eugene Spiropoulos focuses on the powerful, context-driven digital twin concept, which encompasses multiple digital twins emulating not only devices but also systems, processes and human behavior. Benefits extend across the value chain throughout the entire enterprise.


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